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Regional Spatial Strategies

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to paragraph 6.5 of her Department's document entitled Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill: policy document on regional strategies, if she will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each meeting of the SNR Transition Steering Group to date; and what the membership of the Steering Group is. (268690)

The discussions had at SNR Transition Steering Groups were held in confidence and in part relate to advice to Ministers. Summaries of Steering Group discussions and outcomes of meetings I will place in the Library of the House in the near future.

The current membership of the Steering Group consists of officials from:

Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Department for Communities and Local Government

Regional Development Agencies Network

English Regions Network

Government Office Network

Local Government Association

DEFRA, Treasury and DfT receive agendas and notes of meetings, and attend when issues of interest are to be discussed.